Brian Michael Dunn (left) Joshua Abelow (right)

Color Me Bad

Joshua Abelow
Brian Michael Dunn
Ted Gahl
Hugh Scott-Douglas

Opening Reception:
Saturday February 19th

Exhibition runs from February 19th through March 13th


Nudashank is pleased to present Color Me Bad, an exhibition that brings together the work of four artists who approach painting with a raw, brash directness. Whether through crude simplicity, slack application, or “dumb” subject matter, the work on display pushes the viewer outside of their comfort zone, challenging their expectations of beauty, refinement, and finish. Revisiting the conversation instigated by the New Museum in 1978 (with their exhibition “Bad Painting”) in a contemporary, post-photoshop and post-internet context, Color Me Bad reminds us that clarity and resolution are not co-dependent. In the midst of a slick, polished digital era, these artists fumble and goof with cool self-awareness, stressing the importance of the imperfect and human.

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